Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Thursday, April 19, 2018
New Analysis of EPA Proposal Reveals It Fails to Protect Children from Coal Ash Pollution and Removes Polluters' Obligation to Immediately Clean Up Spills
A new, close review of the Trump EPA’s draft plan to gut federal coal ash regulations established in 2015 reveals that it would encourage states to ignore risks to children and remove the requirement that polluters immediately clean up their coal ash spills. The analysis was done by the...
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Thursday, April 19, 2018
Trump Administration Prepares for Lease Sale in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
The Trump administration has announced the beginning of a planning process to allow for exploration and leasing in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, barreling forward with plans for destructive oil and gas drilling and disregarding the serious biological, cultural and climate impacts fossil fuel...
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Tuesday, April 17, 2018
FOIA Lawsuit Demands Information about EPA’s Plan to Gut Pesticide Protections
Farmworker Justice and Earthjustice filed a lawsuit today to force the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to turn over communications between EPA and interest groups related to the anticipated gutting of pesticide safeguards that protect farmworkers, families, and communities from toxic...
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Friday, April 13, 2018
Lawmakers Approve Bill Allowing NJ Renters, Apartment-Dwellers to Access Solar Power
Late yesterday, legislators in both the New Jersey Senate and Assembly approved clean energy legislation (S.2314/A.3723) authorizing the state’s Community Solar Energy Pilot Program that would allow New Jersey residents to participate in community solar energy projects and get a credit on their...
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Tuesday, April 03, 2018
Court Rejects Flawed Mexican Gray Wolf Rule
A federal judge today rejected provisions in a 2015 federal management rule that unlawfully imposed roadblocks to recovery of the endangered Mexican wolf. The rule arbitrarily limited the lobos’ population numbers, banned them from needed recovery habitat, and loosened the rules against killing the...
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Friday, March 30, 2018
Federal Appeals Court Reaffirms Maui Clean Water Act Decision
A key Clean Water Act ruling was reaffirmed today when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit rejected the County of Maui’s petition for the full court to rehear an appeals panel’s February ruling. The panel found that the County has been violating the U.S. Clean Water Act (CWA) since its...
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Monday, March 26, 2018
Environmental Groups Sue to Stop EPA Loophole Allowing Industrial Plants to Turn off Pollution Controls
Today, public health and environmental groups filed a federal lawsuit to protect communities against the risk of a new tidal wave of toxic pollution unleashed by the Trump Administration breaking with decades of precedent, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has vastly expanded a loophole...
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Thursday, March 22, 2018
Judge Rules EPA Illegally Delayed Pesticide Safeguards
In a major win for farmworker and health groups, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled late Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) illegally delayed implementation of key pesticide rules that in part prevent minors from working with the most dangerous...
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Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Court Allows Conservation and Alaska Native Groups to Challenge Trump’s Reversal of Arctic and Atlantic Drilling Ban
Conservation and Alaska Native groups have a green light to hold President Trump accountable to the rule of law. The coalition of ten groups had sued Trump in May of 2017 over his attempt to jettison a permanent ban on new offshore oil and gas drilling in the Arctic and Atlantic oceans. A federal...
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Monday, March 12, 2018
Uranium Mining Industry Seeks Supreme Court Review to Overturn Mining Ban that Protects Grand Canyon Region
Mining industry trade groups today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Interior Department’s 20-year ban on new uranium mining claims on 1 million acres of public land adjacent to the Grand Canyon. The requests from the American Exploration and Mining Association and the National Mining...
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